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hatefulatheist:

Full Hitler quote “”Secular schools can never be tolerated because such schools have no religious instruction, and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith …we need believing people. “

It does sound a bit eerily similar….

“But [what] about religious youngsters who find themselves in a public school hermetically sealed off from all religious influences? Would not the school, and therefore the government, tacitly be communicating to religious youngsters that prayer, religion, and faith are not really welcome in America’s public square? That is where we have ended up: Court-sanctioned hostility to religious influence in American society, all in the name of neutrality.” — Rick Santorum

I don’t get it. Aren’t there these large, established buildings where people and their children are welcome to go for free religious counsel? Or are these buildings threatened by competent, secular education?

archiemcphee:

Kawaii!! All hail the awesome Bobtail Squid! 
 Pictured above are Berry’s Bobtail Squid (Euprymna berryi), photo by Rokus Groeneveld, and a Striped Pyjama Squid (Sepioloidea lineolata), photo by Tony Brown.
ferrebeekeeper assembled a fascinating post all about Bobtail squid, who are closely related to another awesome creature, the cuttlefish:
“With huge expressive eyes, tiny little tentacles, and opalescent skin, bobtail squids look like they were designed by a Sanrio artist having a strange day. Sepiolida cephalopods appear to be all head (they are also known as dumpling squid or stubby squid because of this shape)–and their large rounded navigation fins, which stick out like Dumbo’s ears only add to the impression.”
“There are approximately 70 known species of bobtail squid living in the shallow coastal waters from the Mediterranean, to the Indian Ocean, to the Pacific.  To quote the Tree of Life Website, “Members of the Sepiolida are short (mostly 2-8 cm), broad cephalopods with a rounded posterior mantle.” The animals are gifted hunters which eat shrimp, arthropods, and other small animals which they chomp apart with a horny beak at the center of their arms. During the day, bobtail squid bury themselves in the sand with only their eyes protruding and then they hunt at night.”
Visit ferrebeekeeper to learn more about and view more photos of the awesome bobtail squid!


I’m dying of a cute attack.
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archiemcphee:

Kawaii!! All hail the awesome Bobtail Squid! 

 Pictured above are Berry’s Bobtail Squid (Euprymna berryi), photo by Rokus Groeneveld, and a Striped Pyjama Squid (Sepioloidea lineolata), photo by Tony Brown.

ferrebeekeeper assembled a fascinating post all about Bobtail squid, who are closely related to another awesome creature, the cuttlefish:

With huge expressive eyes, tiny little tentacles, and opalescent skin, bobtail squids look like they were designed by a Sanrio artist having a strange day. Sepiolida cephalopods appear to be all head (they are also known as dumpling squid or stubby squid because of this shape)–and their large rounded navigation fins, which stick out like Dumbo’s ears only add to the impression.”

“There are approximately 70 known species of bobtail squid living in the shallow coastal waters from the Mediterranean, to the Indian Ocean, to the Pacific.  To quote the Tree of Life Website, “Members of the Sepiolida are short (mostly 2-8 cm), broad cephalopods with a rounded posterior mantle.” The animals are gifted hunters which eat shrimp, arthropods, and other small animals which they chomp apart with a horny beak at the center of their arms. During the day, bobtail squid bury themselves in the sand with only their eyes protruding and then they hunt at night.”

Visit ferrebeekeeper to learn more about and view more photos of the awesome bobtail squid!

I’m dying of a cute attack.

kantrowitz:

What BuzzFeed Is Trying to Do

Earlier this month, BuzzFeed shocked the media world by hiring Politico’s Ben Smith as its editor in chief. Smith, recruited hard by BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti, was a star Politico columnist and figured to have an important role in Politico’s 2012 election coverage.

Many questions arose when Smith decided to move from a well respected newsroom to a site known mostly for its knack for finding cute animal videos and other ‘buzz worthy’ internet junk. Why did he do it? The media asked. Or how could he? “Is this a good fit for you?” asked a baffled Howard Kurtz.

For me, the most interesting question about  Smith’s move is what will the new BuzzFeed look like? Today, I think we have a better clue. One of Smith’s new hires, Andrew Kaczynski, began contributing two days ago and already has video up with the potential to make some waves in the race for the Republican nomination.

The video, dug up by Kacznski, features Ron Paul promoting his now controversial newsletters in a 1995 interview. The newsletters contain enough racial vitriol to sink a state assembly campaign and have been repeatedly dismissed by Paul as something so inconsequential that he would not even look at the content before the newsletter was sent out. The video seems to point otherwise, or at least seed doubt into Paul’s claims.

And there it is, news reporting from BuzzFeed that is both potentially viral and politically meaningful. There’s an added element here too- the potential to make news and not just report it. That’s a style that fits perfectly with BuzzFeed but would be a tough sell at Politico, which is focused on reporting harder news stories.

Perhaps this is the space that BuzzFeed pitched Smith on when convincing him there was an opportunity there. If Smith’s team continues to focus in on this type of content, there’s no doubt in my mind they will have more than one major breakthrough in the 2012 political season. This could be fun to watch.

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wildbearpajamas:

My mom’s friend adopted this lovely dog after he was abandoned by his previous family. His name is Shaun. Shaun had always been very good at eating all his food. Every last bit that was, he ate it. One day he started leaving a little bit behind. He wouldn’t eat everything, no matter what. He always left a little behind. Every morning when my mom’s friend checked Shaun’s bowl, the food was gone. That was very strange, because Shaun always spent the night by her side. One night she decided to investigate the food situation. She waited quietly by the food bowl and then, in the middle of the night, a cat came through the window and ate the remaining food. She noticed the cat was actually pregnant.
A week or so later the cat came into her house and gave birth to 6 little kittens. Shaun took care of them as if they were his own babies. My mom’s friend adopted the cat too (her name is Meow) and they took care of the kittens until they all found a loving home. Nowadays Meow and Shaun live happily together as a family and they each have their little bowl of food.


You guys. 

Shaun of the *I’M DED*

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nunmoreblack:

themoderatelyambitiousscientist:

wildbearpajamas:

My mom’s friend adopted this lovely dog after he was abandoned by his previous family. His name is Shaun. Shaun had always been very good at eating all his food. Every last bit that was, he ate it. One day he started leaving a little bit behind. He wouldn’t eat everything, no matter what. He always left a little behind. Every morning when my mom’s friend checked Shaun’s bowl, the food was gone. That was very strange, because Shaun always spent the night by her side. One night she decided to investigate the food situation. She waited quietly by the food bowl and then, in the middle of the night, a cat came through the window and ate the remaining food. She noticed the cat was actually pregnant.
A week or so later the cat came into her house and gave birth to 6 little kittens. Shaun took care of them as if they were his own babies. My mom’s friend adopted the cat too (her name is Meow) and they took care of the kittens until they all found a loving home. Nowadays Meow and Shaun live happily together as a family and they each have their little bowl of food.


You guys. 

Shaun of the *I’M DED*

Melt.
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stuft:

nunmoreblack:

themoderatelyambitiousscientist:

wildbearpajamas:

My mom’s friend adopted this lovely dog after he was abandoned by his previous family. His name is Shaun. Shaun had always been very good at eating all his food. Every last bit that was, he ate it. One day he started leaving a little bit behind. He wouldn’t eat everything, no matter what. He always left a little behind. Every morning when my mom’s friend checked Shaun’s bowl, the food was gone. That was very strange, because Shaun always spent the night by her side.
One night she decided to investigate the food situation. She waited quietly by the food bowl and then, in the middle of the night, a cat came through the window and ate the remaining food. She noticed the cat was actually pregnant.

A week or so later the cat came into her house and gave birth to 6 little kittens. Shaun took care of them as if they were his own babies. My mom’s friend adopted the cat too (her name is Meow) and they took care of the kittens until they all found a loving home. Nowadays Meow and Shaun live happily together as a family and they each have their little bowl of food.

You guys. 

Shaun of the *I’M DED*

Melt.

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